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Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009
Merry Christmas to all!
Look, we’re going to take a few days off to let everyone soak in the Christmas spirit (and see “Sherlock Holmes”), so check back with us on Monday, Dec. 28 for some fresh news. Merry Christmas, Brooklyn!
To some, it was the worst year in decades. To others, it was merely horrible. But for us at The Brooklyn Paper, 2009 will go down in history as another 12-month period when lots of interesting, important, newsworthy, exciting, traumatic and Atlantic Yards things happened. Comments (4)
The City Council strongly backed a plan to encourage residential development inside the now mostly commercial “Broadway Triangle” on Monday, but the battle isn’t over as a coalition of 40 North Brooklyn community groups announced an expansion of its earlier lawsuit. Comments (7)
It’s New Year’s Eve and you know the drill: Fork over $100 for a couple of drinks, two wilted hors-d’oeuvres, and a grim resolution to not spend a dime until your next paycheck. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Comments (2)
Atlantic Yards: A state court has once again rebuffed an effort to throw a wrench in Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards machine, rejecting a lawsuit that accused the MTA of improperly selling its Vanderbilt rail yard by not seeking new bids after reopening the original 2005 deal with the developer this summer. Comments (10)
Shopping: I have loved gingerbread since I was a little girl, when I made it for my dad, served warm and topped simply with fresh whipped cream. Just the smell of it baking makes you warm and toasty all over. Comments (5)
Music: Along with the Christmas trees hawked on street corners and vacant lots, decorations on main drags, competing versions of “The Nutcracker,” one thing that’s come to be expected each holiday season is a post-Christmas show at Southpaw from Dar Williams. Comments (1)
Red Hook: A controversial charter school sought to diffuse mounting tensions inside the Red Hook building it shares with a public school by dropping the bombshell news that has almost all the money it needs to build its own permanent facility. Comments (15)
Bridge ‘Park’: A DUMBO real-estate titan and his wife’s dream of donating her lovingly restored, 1920s-era carousel to the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development was finally realized on Thursday when state officials finally accepted the gift. Comments (7)
Williamsburg: A major atheist group and a priest are suing the borough’s Catholic leadership, alleging that the church violated its tax-free status by making thousands of pre-recorded calls during the November election campaign that endorsed candidates favored by Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Comments (6)